Resource in cluster service requires IP address to be available first, but ip resource seems to start after the resource in RHEL 5 or 6

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  • We need the IP address to be available before our script starts, but the cluster service starts the script first.
  • ip resources should be started before script resources. The ip resources however come up after the script resources.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or 6 with the High Availability Add On
  • One or more cluster services in /etc/cluster/cluster.conf with an ip resource and another resource configured as "siblings", for instance:
<service ...>
   <ip .../>
   <lvm ...>
        <fs ...>
            <script .../>

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